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January 06, 2004


I remember the nurse not wanting to increase my father's morphine because she was afraid he would get addicted. He died of colon cancer the next afternoon.

Redman, that's a very sad story. The sight of a loved one in pain is something that can stick with you forever.


That's criminal, and is specifically not the concern I have with narcotics. I think progress has been made in the treatment of terminally ill patients with pain, but there is clearly room for improvement. So sorry to hear of your dad's situation.

I agree that things are much better than they used to be on this front. I believe most reputable hospices do an excellent job regarding pain management and they are genuinely concerned with keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.

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